On March 17, 2015, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a public inquiry on the status of the credit card market and the impact of credit card protections on consumers and issuers, including issues such as credit card terms, the use of consumer disclosures, credit card debt collection practices and rewards programs. This inquiry is being conducted pursuant to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which required that the CFPB conduct a review of the consumer credit market every two years. To assist with its inquiry, the CFPB is seeking public comment and information in connection with the credit card market and the impact that various credit card regulations have had on consumers. The CFPB will publish a public report of its findings with Congress on the state of the consumer credit card market. Results of the inquiry will also inform future CFPB regulations on the consumer credit card market.
The CFPB Request for Information is available at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201503_cfpb_card-act-report-rfi.pdf.